Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1979-01-18
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Source: FOB AUD Master Cassette > DAT >CD-R > SHN. Mikes are allegedly Sennheiser 441's via Fishman
- 2004-04-26 09:10:02
- FOB AUD Master Cassette > DAT >CD-R > SHN
- Providence, RI
- Providence Civic Center
Subject: If looking for extraordinary, you've come to the Wrong place.
2nd Set: "Miracle->Bertha->Good Lovin" is a repeat from last night, and was a very popular threesome during late '78-'80. Unfortunately they became to blend nondistictively into one another. It's not that this version doesn't cook, it's just like a machine crancking out its ready to bake product. "From the Heart of Me" actually works tonight. Donna's voice sooths against a nice tirade of descending Jerry chords. "Ship" is fine. "He's Gone" is a consistent and smooth if Slow-burner of a version. Short uneventful outro that works considering it's all a small delay til we can drum the band up for a little "Truckin." Fun version if not monumental. Jerry's aspirations wisely seperate himself from the band's generic stroll. Yes, a very nice linear journey to "OO" 1st Verse disappointingly appears almost immediately. It rather interrupts the ever-increasing smoke. After 2 minutes, Jerry starts noodling to himself...Weir saves him from this non-personality thing-a-mi-gig... and the whole enterprise fizzles out :( into the "Wharf." Decent version, but Garcia just tugs and tears during the outro solo. A standard enjoyable "Around" and a predictable encore choice of a chippy "US Blues" close out this ordinary evening of music.
Closer to 2 1/2 than three.
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